Item 99 - Abbot Watkin to Bishop Clark: Will address the matter

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GB ARCHON 2913 PA03-04-01-99


Abbot Watkin to Bishop Clark: Will address the matter


  • 7 June 1987 (Creation)

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1 page; 2 sides; headed; manuscript

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1918: born
1936: novice at Downside Abbey
1937: clothed
1943: ordained
1943: Christ's College, Cambridge, to read History - gaining a double First
1946: Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
1948-1962: Housemaster at Downside
1962-1975: Headmaster of Downside
1975-1989: Beccles, parish priest
1975: Mayor of Beccles
1989: Downside as Abbot of Glastonbury
1997: died

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RCDEA Archives

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Mrs Bramley is kind-hearted, etc. she did discuss the letter with the Abbot but also added other parts not seen until the Bishop copied her letter to him. He was delighted not to be governor and will talk to her. On way to Mass at Gillingham; his health has its ups and downs.


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